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Ben Affleck says his new movie The Way Back helped him rediscover his love for acting

Ben Affleck says his new movie The Way Back helped him rediscover his love for acting

am Affleck has credited his new movie The Way Back with helping him revive his love of acting.

“For me, I just saw it as a great acting opportunity and a return to something I really love,” the actor recently told Access Hollywood.

The film is close to home for Affleck, who plays an alcoholic basketball coach who finds redemption through working with a high school team in the new drama.

Passion: Ben Affleck has credited his new movie The Way Back with reviving his love of acting

Passion: Ben Affleck has credited his new movie The Way Back with reviving his love of acting

Ben was inspired by both the story and younger castmates such as Charles Lott Jr. and Melvin Gregg.

“Seeing their passion, their love, their dedication to it, has really given me a joy in this process.”

And Ben’s co-stars were equally impressed by him, with Charles explaining: “The performance he has, with the stature, it’s a bit like,” whoa.

Veterans and novices: Ben was inspired by both the story and younger castmates such as Charles Lott Jr. and Melvin Gregg, above together

Veterans and novices: Ben was inspired by both the story and younger castmates such as Charles Lott Jr. and Melvin Gregg, above together

Veterans and novices: Ben was inspired by both the story and younger castmates such as Charles Lott Jr. and Melvin Gregg, above together

Behind the lens: Ben also sang the praises of director Gavin O'Connor and went to Instagram to say what a 'pleasure' it was to work with the filmmaker, with whom Affleck also collaborated on The Accountant 2016

Behind the lens: Ben also sang the praises of director Gavin O'Connor and went to Instagram to say what a 'pleasure' it was to work with the filmmaker, with whom Affleck also collaborated on The Accountant 2016

Behind the lens: Ben also sang the praises of director Gavin O’Connor and went to Instagram to say what a ‘pleasure’ it was to work with the filmmaker, with whom Affleck also collaborated on The Accountant 2016

“But he is so easy going and fun to be with … he just feels like a father figure and acts like a real coach.”

Ben also sang the praises of director Gavin O’Connor and brought to Instagram to say what a ‘pleasure’ it was to work with the filmmaker, with whom Affleck also collaborated on The Accountant 2016.

“It was a pleasure working with Gavin O’Connor again,” wrote the Berkeley, California-born actor.

The pleasure is mine: “It was a pleasure to work with Gavin O’Connor again,” wrote the Berkeley California-born actor

‘He is the type of director who pays attention to every detail and nuance of the performance. @TheWayBack is a really meaningful story for me and it was an honor to bring it to life with Gavin

The Oscar-winning star recently admitted that his own personal life influenced his decision to shine in The Way Back, because he also fought with alcoholism and he still has to deal with the failure of his marriage to Jennifer Garner in 2015.

Regarding his motivation to take on the role, Affleck said earlier: “I have never been risk averse – obviously better or worse. As for the way back, the benefits for me were much greater than the risks. I thought it was very therapeutic. “

The Way Back appears Friday, March 6.

Coming soon: The Way Back will be released on Friday, March 6

Coming soon: The Way Back will be released on Friday, March 6

Coming soon: The Way Back will be released on Friday, March 6

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